February 19th, 2012 8:52 AM Share
What do you do if you want your very own yellow Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster, but you can’t afford it? No problem, said a man in China, I just build my own.
After a year of welding, painting and thoroughly riveting work, the car was done. It is powered by a Nissan V6 Twin Cam 32, the engine of the old Nissan Skyline.
A complete documentation of the build process can be found at Carnewschina.
Published February 19th, 2012 8:52 AM
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- Jeff S I don't believe gm will die but that it will continue to shrink in product and market share and it will probably be acquired by a foreign manufacturer. I doubt gm lacks funds as it did in 2008 and that they have more than enough cash at hand but gm will not expand as it did in the past and the emphasis is more on profitability and cutting costs to the bone. Making gm a more attractive takeover target and cut costs at the expense of more desirable and reliable products. At the time of Farago's article I was in favor of the Government bailout more to save jobs and suppliers but today I would not be in favor of the bailout. My opinions on gm have changed since 2008 and 2009 and now I really don't care if gm survives or not.
- Kwik_Shift I was a GM fan boy until it ended in 2013 when I traded in my Avalanche to go over to Nissan.
- Stuart de Baker I didn't bother to read this article. I'll wait until a definitive headline comes out, and I'll be surprised if Tesla actually produces the Cybertruck. It certainly looks impractical for both snowy and hot sunny weather.
- Stuart de Baker This is very interesting information. I was in no danger of buying a Tesla. I love my '08 Civic (stick), and it feels just as responsive as when I bought it 11 years ago with 35k on the clock (now 151k), and barring mishaps, I plan to keep it for the next 25 years or so, which would put me into my mid-90s, assuming I live that long. On your information, I will avoid renting Teslas.
- RHD The only people who would buy this would be those convinced by a website that they are great, and order one sight-unseen. They would have to have be completely out of touch with every form of media for the last year. There might actually be a few of these people, but not very many. They would also have to be completely ignorant of the Hyundai Excel. (Vinfast seems to make the original Excel look like a Camry in comparison.)
In America he would have been the head of a successful kit car body conversion company that advertises how you can turn your rusty Fox body mustang into an SCCA "winning" supercar through three line ads stuffed between male enhancement products and international mail order brides in the back of Car and Driver before his coke habit forced his shadetree company, run out of a warehouse in South Georgia, to go bankrupt and take with it 100 5000 dollar deposits from starry eyed clients straight to a mansion in Bermuda. ...but not before Car and Driver would have reviewed one of his better built examples as a peerless driving instrument and having more lateral g's (the true defining factor of ANY car or SUV) than any of the readily available and reliable cars on the market, ignoring the fact it routinely wouldn't start during the test and bits had a habit of falling off.
Wow- great to see some real DIY car enthusiasts coming out of China. I can't wait till this guy starts his own kit car company.